Collection Manager, Pacific

Collection Manager, Pacific

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Tāmaki Paenga Hira: Tui tui hono tangata, whenua me te moana.

Auckland War Memorial Museum: Connecting through sharing stories of people, lands and seas.

Auckland Museum is a much-loved culture and heritage organisation at the heart of Auckland's identity, committed to outstanding management of its world-class collections and the employees and volunteers who tell the Museum's stories. We are Auckland's home of commemoration as well as the country's oldest research institution and a major tourist destination. Auckland Museum is proud to have a strong Pacific dimension with a strategy document titled Teu le Vā, which ensures our Pacific collections and communities are embraced and celebrated.

This position is part of the wider Collection and Research directorate and is one of the team responsible for the expert physical care, processing and documentation of the Pacific collection. This position will provide access to collections through hosting visitors, responding to enquiries and contributing to exhibitions, public programmes and collections online.

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • A degree relevant to the Museum's Human History collections, particularly pertaining to Pacific cultures
  • Holds a high level of knowledge and experience working with Pacific collections and facilitating access and engagement with Pacific communities is essential
  • Demonstrated experience in cultural protocols and practices, particularly relating to Pacific communities is essential
  • Proficiency in a Pacific language is desirable
  • Proven effective interpersonal and time management skills, along with a strong work ethic
  • Experience in collection management databases, cataloguing processes, packing and handling of objects in a museum environment
  • A current and full driver's license
  • An ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, holidays and/or weekends as required 
  • Understand the principles of equal opportunities, diversity management and the Treaty of Waitangi as they relate to the Museum environment

Closing date:  Sunday, 8 December 2019.

You must be eligible to currently work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

Auckland Museum offers a rich and fulfilling work life where we embrace diversity and nurture our bicultural capability as demonstrated in our Teu le Va and He Korahi Maori strategies. We also offer a range of great benefits such as flexible work and leave and an award-winning wellbeing programme.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to be part of a fabulous New Zealand organisation committed to telling our national and Auckland stories, reflecting our unique place in the South Pacific.

He Oranga Tangata ka ao

Enriching lives: Inspiring discoveries

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Closing date: 
Sunday, 8 December 2019 - 5:00pm